Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

A 3 Ingredient, Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Jam that makes a batch that is small enough you don’t even have to seal the jars!

Hi everyone!  Thank you for taking time out of your day to come visit!  I think you’ll love what I made for you today!  Jam.  Yummy jam.  And not just any jam…Strawberry Rhubarb Jam.

I’m noticing lately that I’ve got a love affair with the strawberry-rhubarb combination!  I think it’s because rhubarb seems to be more readily available this year…I remember last spring there was none to be found anywhere.  But this year the grocery stores are full of it, and I’m loving it!

This season I’ve already made a Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp and some Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins.  And then I had a major hankering for Strawberry Rhubarb Jam so I made some.  And you can too.  Don’t be afraid of making jam.  The kind of jams that I make are small batch jams (I also made an Easy Peach Jam) that require no pectin and you don’t even have to seal the jars.  Because the batches are so small (2 1/2 to 3 cups), and because this jam can be refrigerated for up to 4 weeks, it’s really just more of a hassle to seal the jars.  4 weeks is plenty of time to finish every last drop of this sweet goodness!

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam {A Pretty Life}

So go for it!  Whip up some jam!

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam {A Pretty Life}

And just a word of caution…don’t forget to watch your jam while it’s cooking, because you don’t want it to burn and turn black near the bottom of the pan.  Don’t go and get all distracted by various social media outlets.  You might then have to run out in sweat pants and a dirty shirt in the pouring rain to the grocery store to get more ingredients and start all over again.  You know, if that were to happen.  Just sayin.



Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Yield: 2 1/2 cups


This is a small batch of jam, making about 2 1/2 cups.


  • 1 lb strawberries (about 3 heaping cups chopped)
  • 1 lb rhubarb (about 3 heaping cups chopped)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar


  1. Prepare your jars by boiling the lids, rings and jars in boiling water for 5 minutes.
  2. Cut up the strawberries into small chunks.
  3. Cut up the rhubarb into small chunks (about 1/2 inch pieces).
  4. In a glass bowl combine the chopped strawberries, rhubarb and sugar. Mix well, and let sit for 30-45 minutes, to allow all the juices to come out.
  5. After this time, transfer the fruit mix to a wide saucepan or skillet, and stirring constantly, cook over medium heat until it is gently boiling. You will notice a foam will develop, but don’t worry this will go away.
  6. Keep cooking, and stirring until the mixture thickens. You must, must stir constantly or your jam will burn. As well the constant stirring will help to prevent the jam from splattering out of the pan. You will likely need to cook the jam for 20 or more minutes.
  7. You will know that the jam is ready when the mixture is thick enough to leave an open trail behind the spoon. See the photo below.
  8. Remove from heat, and let cool completely before serving.
  9. Enjoy!


Because the batch of this jam is so small (2 1/2 to 3 cups), and because this jam can be refrigerated for up to 4 weeks you don’t really need to seal the jars. It’s really just more of a hassle because 4 weeks is plenty of time to finish every last drop of this sweet goodness!


How Jam Looks When It's Cooked {A-Pretty-Life}

This is how the jam should look when it’s done.  When you run a spoon through the mixture it should leave an open trail behind.

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam 2a {A Pretty Life}

Now go on…make some jam and brighten up your breakfast table!

Have a delicious day!

For more strawberry rhubarb deliciousness, check out more of my recipes in this post here:

Strawberry Rhubarb Recipes {A Pretty Life)

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  • Reply Lori @ RecipeGirl May 31, 2013 at 7:41 AM

    I’m determined to make all homemade jam this summer! This looks great 🙂

    • Reply Jo-Anna May 31, 2013 at 7:51 AM

      Thank you Lori! I am going to try too – surprisingly jam is so easy to make, and so worth the effort!

      • Reply Jodi Bowman June 17, 2017 at 1:25 PM

        Can you double this recipe and seal the jars?

  • Reply Liz May 31, 2013 at 7:52 AM

    This is my favorite kind of jam! Love your pics…sooo pretty! 🙂

  • Reply Catie @ Catie's Corner May 31, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    I will definitely be making this this weekend! My neighbor has a giant rhubarb plant in her yard and hates it. She told me to take as much as I want. Thanks for sharing! =)

  • Reply Shannah @ Just Us Four May 31, 2013 at 6:43 PM

    This looks so delicious. I love rhubarb with strawberries. Would you consider linking this up to my Pinworthy Projects Party?

  • Reply Pamela May 31, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    Thanks Jo-Anna! Now I know exactly what I am doing tomorrow…heading out to market to pick up some strawberries and I have a large rhubarb patch, so that takes care of that.
    Your recipe sounds so yummy! I just hope mine turns out half as good as yours looks…
    Thanks for the wonderful idea!!

  • Reply Catherine June 1, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    Thanks so much for the picture of the spoon making a trail in the preserves. I have a hard time determining when the jam is ready. I’ve already made strawberry-basil and strawberry preserves this season. A trip to the farm market resulted in rhubarb for this recipe.

  • Reply Pamela June 2, 2013 at 7:33 AM

    Well, I made your jam…it is now on my favourite list!!
    All the helpful hints were sure a big help in making this an awesome jam…only one thing, you forgot to tell us not to wear a white top when making this amazing jam. LOL.
    Thanks Jo-Anna for yet another keeper of a recipe!!

  • Reply emily June 2, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    yum! I also got a bunch of strawberries.. I made a tart… it was up on the blot today :o)
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    Made a batch of this jam and served it to party guests on Sunday. Good news-they loved it. Bad news-it’s all gone. Thank you so much for posting the recipe.

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    I’ve made the peach and blueberry jams, and they were so simple and delicious! I’d never cooked with rhubarb before, but this jam is being made right now (well, the ingredients have been prepped and I’m waiting to put them on the stove). Homemade jam is so good!

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    I’ve never made jam before, and my dad LOVES strawberry-rhubarb jam, so I found this recipe and decided to go for it. I just graduated from college and I live in a loft with a half-size stove and tiny kitchen, so I was kind of nervous. But, the directions were so straightforward and simple. The jam is delicious, and I can’t wait to give it to him tomorrow for Father’s Day! 🙂 I also made your strawberry rhubarb muffins today and they look absolutely beautiful! He’s going to love his yummy gifts.

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      Hi Emily thank you so much for your e-mail! It makes me so happy to know that you made this for your Dad for Father’s Day…honestly there is no better compliment! Thank you so much for making my day! 🙂

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    Such an easy recipe and the jam turned out wonderfully with the perfect consistency. I made it last week and am making it again today!

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      Oh I am SO happy to hear that Amy! It’s one of our favourites so I’m always thrilled when someone makes it and enjoys it as much as we do!

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  • Reply Andrea June 4, 2016 at 5:39 AM

    Thank you sooo much, this is my first attempt to eating rhubarb and I love it. Both texture and flavor are rich and addictive, I used brown sugar in the same ammounts, hopefully I did not do something wrong there 😉

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    Can you use frozen rhubarb!

    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife July 17, 2016 at 4:48 PM

      Hi Donna! I’m sure it would be fine…the only concern I would have is if the freezing dried out the rhubarb at all. But if it did, I would just add a little extra water if needed.

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        Thanks ,I guess I am making jam tomorrow, I haven’t made jam for quite a few years. ?

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